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International Flight Ops To Return Normalcy Soon: Civil Aviation Secretary!!

International Flight Updates: According to news agency PTI, India’s Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal said that regular international flight operations could return “very soon” and by the end of the year. The announcement came after the Centre banned regular international flights for more than a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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India now has air bubble agreements with roughly 28 nations, including the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Bhutan, and France. Special international flights can be operated by their airlines between their territory with specified limits under an air bubble accord between two countries. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, scheduled international passenger flights to and from India have been stopped since March of last year. Scheduled overseas flights are currently suspended till November 30.

Joviality Skandia, the minister of civil aviation, has stated that the government is eager to resume normal international travel operations in a safe atmosphere. India and Singapore agreed earlier this month to resume commercial flights. The countries’ Vaccinated Transit Lane (VTL) scheme will enable for quarantine free travel. From November 29, six flights from Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai are expected to restart.

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Those planning to visit Singapore between November 29 and January 21, 2022, should apply once the VTP window opens. Those wishing to visit Singapore after December 1 should apply by November 24. Domestic air passenger traffic, on the other hand, has increased to nearly perceived levels. Domestic air passenger traffic increased by 27.15 percent last month during the festive season, thanks to a drop in coved cases, which encouraged more people to fly. According to figures from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, around 8.99 million passengers flew in October, up from 7.07 million in September (DGCA).

Scheduled foreign passenger flights have been halted till November 30. At the moment, flights are run under air transport bubble agreements. Although these are scheduled flights, airlines are only permitted to sell tickets to a certain number of locations. Bubble agreements only enable point-to-point traffic in specific countries. While the government has stated that it wishes to return to normalcy, the Covid19 issue in specific parts of the world will influence its decision.

The number of international flights to and from India is presently about 4045 percent of what it was prepandemic.There were around 1,200 daily international flights in the winter 2019 schedule.” On November 23, approximately 75,000 people were transported by 495 international aircraft to and from India.

The number of destinations linked to India has also decreased by half. India had direct air connectivity to 60 countries during the winter schedule. India has signed air transportation bubble/corridor agreements with 31 countries, allowing for two-way traffic.

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